Corn Yield Creeps Higher; Soybeans May Find Reality
Oct 26, 2011
The addition of more than 100 data points for each of our harvest maps this week may be bringing a truer picture of the U.S. yields for corn and soybeans this year. Through yesterday morning, farmer reported data from more than 875 corn producers, and more than 450 soybean producers shows corn yields are increasing and soybeans may be slipping a little bit.
Corn data this week shows that the AgWeb Corn Harvest national yield is at 145.36 bu./acre, compared to 143.22 last week.
On the soybean side, the average farmer-reported yield is 45.61 bu./acre. Last week that average was 46.05 bu./acre.
Total crop numbers are calculated by using avg. yields of farmer-reported data to AgWeb, multiplied by harvested acres in USDA's Oct. 2011 Crop Production Report. In cases where states have not reported to AgWeb, USDA's avg. Oct. yield is used to estimate state yield.